Mozilla Thunderbird update a Trojan?
Thread poster: Nicole Schnell

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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Aug 18, 2011

Dear colleagues,

Half an hour ago I received a Mozilla Thunderbird update notice. "Two updates available," said Windows 7 on my 64bit laptop. Well, of course, I thought, and initialized the process. I thought that the message in the window was odd though, because Mozilla Thunderbird never calls itself "Mozilla Thunderbird Updates". I clicked OK anyway, and all of the sudden all virus alerts started flashing like crazy, and I could stop and remove: "TrojanDownloader:Win32/Tracur.Y"

Has anyone experienced a similar occurrence?

Best regards,

Nicole Schnell


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Evonymus (Ewa Kazmierczak)  Identity Verified
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once Aug 18, 2011

Some time ago all of the sudden I had a message on my laptop's screen: "Serious virus threat!! Do you want to protect your computer? Yes. No" The message looked like a Windows' message. Unfortunately I was stupid enough (it was late and I was tired), and in panic I clicked "yes". And then I couldn't get rid of that virus/trojan (which I downloaded by clicking 'yes'). Luckily, with the help of a smart IT guy I didn't loose any data and restored my laptop back to normal. A lesson learnt.
Ewa

[Edited at 2011-08-18 12:53 GMT]


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Silvia Barra  Identity Verified
Italy
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Yes, both Aug 18, 2011

I experienced these two viruses just this week, despite anti-virus well functioning.
I had to restart my laptop in temporary modality and to create a reset point before the virus came.
The virus in the form of anti-virus was very hard to defeat, since it closed and blocked all programs on laptop.

Silvia


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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I was wondering Aug 20, 2011

Because this available update was shown on the system bar, related to my email program Thunderbird, and when I clicked on the balloon, all hell broke loose.

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